a) the Parenting Arrangements After Separation Study (PASS) website
b) the users who are the persons who visit the PASS website
c) the Privacy Act 1993: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1993/0028/latest/DLM296639.html
This policy operates alongside the University of Otago Guidelines for Ethical Practices in Research and Teaching Involving Human Participants. The research is subject to the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee, which has reviewed and approved this research (Reference number 16/164).
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Two types of information about users are recorded when they visit the PASS website. PASS may use this information for the purposes described below.
Automatically captured data by Google Analytics
This includes, but is not limited to:
- The internet address of the user’s browser, and the type of browser used.
- The address of the user’s server.
- The user’s domain name.
- The user’s IP and/or MAC address.
- The date and time that the user visited the website.
- The pages visited and any documents downloaded.
- The previous site visited.
- Access details for restricted sites.
User supplied information
The information provided by users who elect to participate in the study and complete an online survey or provide comments on the ‘Share your views’ page via the PASS website will be used for research purposes only (as detailed in the PASS Information Sheets and Consent Forms, available on the website). In line with the University of Otago Guidelines for Ethical Practices in Research and Teaching Involving Human Participants all user supplied information will be regarded as confidential and will be reported on in a non-identifable way. Only members of the research team will have access to users’ personal information and this will only be used for the purpose of communicating with study participants.
Security of personal information
PASS will take all reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access and/or use of personal information that is held. The website and all information it collects is stored on a dedicated and secure server and on password protected computers.
Disclosure of personal information
Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without the consent of the user unless the use is within the scope of the purposes for which the information was collected (i.e., research). Contact details will never be passed on to any third party and will remain confidential to the research team.
Access to and correction of personal information
The user has the right to view all personal information held about them by the Parenting Arrangements after Separation Study. The user may request correction of information by contacting the Project Manager, Dr Megan Gollop (firstname.lastname@example.org).